he's cool as can be when it comes to the big picture

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Alex Coseff

Senior Member
Czech
Hello,

I just need to make sure I'm on the right track... Please, does the bit in bold imply that on the one hand, Guy was complete panic stations as for details, but on the other hand, he was convinced he was in the clear as for the overall result?
Many thanks.

G.M.Malliet: Wicked autumn
"Guy's specialty seems to be panicking over the details, even though he's cool as can be when it comes to the big picture."
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    I think you have that pretty well sorted.

    He is calm when taking an overview of a situation but gets stressed about the details of a plan.

    I am not sure whether overall result is relevant here, it probably depends on what it is Guy was trying to do.
     

    Alex Coseff

    Senior Member
    Czech
    Hello Suzi,

    many thanks!
    Guy and his accomplice are planning a crime (Guy gets panicky about the details. He firmly believes, though, that his crime will remain shrouded in mystery:)

    Thanks a lot:)
     
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